Normally when I tell people I commute there is a question about safety while cycling. It is hard to convince people that it is a safe method of travel. So it is nice to see this study from Failure Analysis Associates, Inc. (Design News, 10-4-93) comparing the fatal risk associated with participating in various activities.
|Activity||Fatalities Per Million Hours|
|Living (all causes of death)||1.53|
|Flying (domestic airlines)||.15|
It is nice to see that cycling is roughly 45% less likely to be fatal than driving a car and 97% less likely than riding a motorcycle.